It takes a lot to bring this bear out of his cave, but if there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s someone disparaging the integrity of Privateer Press. So I feel like I need to nip this in the bud quickly before it spirals out of control. Normally, I wouldn’t give something like this a second thought, but people are piling out of the woodwork to tell me about this, so it’s obviously getting some attention. It started over the weekend when a Facebook friend brought to my attention that some tinfoil-capped conspiracy crackpot who probably lives in a plywood shack in the middle of nowhere has fingered Privateer as being in cahoots with the U.S. government or some unknown division of the government. Apparently, we’re part of an effort to spread disinformation about alleged government involvement with—drum roll for the crazy punch line, as if this all wasn’t crazy enough—aliens. Seriously, it’s hard to write all this with a straight face. Aliens. As in little green men, flying saucers, Mars Needs Women kind of aliens. Thanks to a distributor who leaked our product solicitation announcement too early a few weeks ago, this guy caught wind of our upcoming LEVEL 7 [ESCAPE] board game. Now, in his weird, upside-down freak-show of a world, he has convinced himself (and is trying to convince others) that the game is deliberately trivializing actual events in an effort to hide the truth in plain sight about supposedly heinous crimes committed against innocent civilians. If you want to indulge this kook, you can see his paranoid rants on his beautifully designed website (http://theydonotcomeinpeace.com/).